4th Pakchess Fide Rated Chess Tournament 2016:
CHANGE OF PLAYING HALL:
A lot players requested the organizers to increase the number of the participants. The organizers requested the same to Mr. Syed Zarrar Ali Shah, the sponsor of the event, who was kind enough to add 150k to the total budget of the event to meet the difference of the cost of playing hall which has been shifted to Sunfort Hotel**** (a hundred meters away from Smart Hotel, the previous venue)) to create 10 more vacancies. Now the total number of participants is 4o.
This is one of the strongest events in the history of Pakistan. Kindly check the players list. (updated on 5th Nov. at 10:00 PM)
Chess Association of Punjab with the collaboration of Chess Federation of Pakistan under the banner of World Chess Federation (FIDE) and with the sponsorship of Mr. Syed Zarrar Ali Shah is going to organize the 4th edition of Pakchess Fide Rated Chess Tournament which will be held at Smart Hotel, Liberty market Lahore from 11-13 November 2016. It is a 5 round Swiss league event with a time control of 90+30. Number of players is restricted to 30 only. CFP registration is mandatory for all participants. Entry fee is Rs.5000/ which is non-refundable. Fide Event code is 146663. One player from each province nominated by respective provincial association shall be entitled to free entry and free accommodation (last date is 15th Oct.).
Reporting time is 10:30 AM on 11th November. First round shall srart at 11:30. On the next two days two rounds each will be played starting at 10:00 AM and 03:00 PM. Player will forfeit in case of one hour late arrival. Swiss Manager pairing software will be used and players list/pairing/results and standings can be found by visiting http://chess-results.com/tnr241061.aspx?lan=1
Board one will be available here live according to the schedule. Total cash prize is PKR.295,000/ (2800$) according to following break up..
6th to 10th:10000 each
11th to 18th:5000 each
Mr. Waqar Ahmad Madni